Address to focus on total capital and operating cost savings
IVL Flow Control announced that at the forthcoming Global Leakage Summit in London Sept. 26 to 28, it will make an address about the total capital and operating cost (TOTEX) savings to be made by harmonizing and calming networks. The address also will focus on whether water companies are complacent.
The summit will examine how leakage is at target levels, but has flat-lined for several years because economic levels of leakage (ELLs) have been achieved, which actually slowed down or stopped important work on network optimization.
Part of Ham Baker Group, IVL Flow Control will discuss how the demand control valve theory is critical to reducing the total cost in water production and burst frequencies. It will also discuss how the wrong type of air valves can be cause unhealthy surges within a water utility’s trunk main system.
At the address, IVL Technical Director Martyn Redman will explain the saving potential of pressure management and how the frequency of bursts have been significantly reduced with the TOTEX approach. Redman will cite a U.K. water company that is successful during Asset Management Plan 2015 to 2020 and is providing a higher-level approach on spend to save on its pressure management program, ultimately achieving future funding for additional advanced pressure management projects.
With one of its international trading partners, IVL Flow Control also will be unveiling new technology that provides constant power solutions utilizing either direct flow through the main or the pressure differential across the IVL Demand Control Valve. This technology reduces the need for batteries and strengthens a utility’s ability to monitor its networks in real time.